This article was translated by John R. Bopp

Ishay Govender-Ypma has the “difficult” job of traveling to discover the best and most interesting things about all the corners of the world and then tell her readers.

On this occasion, her travels have brought her to the Basque Coast, which she’s written a very interesting report about in The National in the UAE, focusing on Bilbao, Getaria, and San Sebastian.  It’s a small part of our country that has allowed her to get a basic idea of what our country has to offer.

We’d like to thank her for her visit and her article, which pays special attention to our culture and the will of the Basques to preserve it.  It’s a unique culture that has been preserved over the centuries, regardless of the political superstructures that have administered our country over the centuries, thanks to the strength and will of our people.

But we’d also like to invite her to return.  We have a lot of country to discover.  The Basque Coast goes all the way to Bayonne, and the culture, history, traditions, architecture, cuisine, and magic of this small corner of Europe, which is the nation of one of Europe’s aboriginal cultures, goes from the Ebro to the Adour: Navarre, Araba, Soule, Labourd, Lower Navarre, and the inland parts of Biscay and Gipuzkoa make up a world that is worth getting to know.

We hope she comes back soon!

The National – 18/8/2018 – UAE

Basque in the culture of this Spanish enclave

Three weeks in the Basque Country, an autonomous region in northern Spain, where the icy waves of the Bay of Biscay meet misty green valleys, may be longer than most tourists are willing to spend, but I, being there to work and explore, want to do it at my leisure.

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